Paul Joseph Kistler

Aug 19, 1959 - Sep 6, 2022


Paul Joseph Kistler died on September 6 2022 at his home in Orangevale California. Paul struggled with Lewy Body Dementia for the last 6 years. 

Paul was born on August 19,1959 in San Jose California to Francis (Frank) and Betty Kistler. He was the oldest of the second set of 3 (4th of 6 children). And some say he is his mom’s favorite..shhh. He attended St John Vianney in San Jose for 1-8 th grade. While he was at St John Vianney he ran track and got the nickname PK Legs. For high school Paul attended freshman year at Mt Pleasant where he tried his hand at swimming. This was not his sport coming in last in his first race. However, Paul never gave up and became a strong swimmer. He went to Pioneer his sophomore and junior year. He then landed at Gunderson to be in the first graduating class of 1977.

Paul met his wife Corrine Nava on the last day of his senior year. When he asked her to be the first to sign his yearbook. The pick up line worked so well that they were married 2 years later on June 30 1979. They have 2 children Joseph and Brianne and 6 grandchildren. Paul loves his family and spent as much time as possible with them. He has always been so proud of both Joe and Bre. He supported them in all their sports. He was the first to volunteer to hang out with his grandchildren. He also loved bike riding with Joe and going on walks with Bre. 

Paul worked at PW supermarket, Nob Hill Foods, Coors Brewing Co., and retired from Svenhard’s Swedish Bakery. He made many friends along the way. Paul was liked by everyone he met. Paul was always trying new adventures. He partnered with a couple of friends to start an import business. He traveled to Holland and Chicago with his good friend Bas to sell stroopwafels. Paul, Corrine, Joe and Bre opened Corrina’s dessert and coffee cafe in Roseville. It became a neighborhood hang out and sometimes we would have small outdoor concerts. 

One of Paul’s greatest pleasures was helping with the music at St Joseph Marello when it was in the Cavitt gym. He would set-up the equipment every Saturday and take it down every Sunday. He was honored and proud to be a Knights of Columbus. He even served one year as the Grand Knight. 

Paul loved the outdoors and staying in shape. He did landscape for fun and as a side business. He completed a sprint triathlon. And ran many 10ks with his good friend Marty. He would walk daily getting more then 20k steps per day.

Paul is survived by his wife Corrine Kistler, their 2 children Joseph Kistler (Julie), Brianne Brafford (Travis) and their six grandchildren London Kistler, Hunter Kistler, Sienna Kistler, Harold Brafford, Madden Kistler, and Francis Brafford. He is also survived by his mother Betty Kistler and 5 siblings David Kistler (ingrid), Sandra McQueen, Ann Briscoe (Jim), TIna Fast (Tim), Timothy Kistler (Maureen) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Paul is preceded in death by his father Franics Kistler, mother in-law Hortencia L Nava. brother in-law Wayne Thomas.

Services will be held at St Joseph Marello Catholic Church in Granite Bay on Saturday Sept 17, 2022. Viewing at 10:30 am Mass at 11:00am 


  • Esperanza says:

    We send all the Kistler Family our condolences and prayers. May he Rest In Peace and May the Perpetual Light Shine on him.
    Love in Christ
    The Cruz Family

  • Martin Terry says:

    Paul save me a spot at the starting line for our next 10k. And don’t give me a hard time because I’m going to miss your service. I’m pretty sure you would give me your approval for playing golf for four days in Utah. I will miss making you laugh. From one Teamster to another
    Rest In Peace Mr. Kistler.

  • Debbie Boucher says:

    I’m thinking of you and your family during this time.
    Sending Love to you all from North Carolina!

  • Alex Medina says:

    Our condolences to the Kistler Family and Friends. Forever in our Hearts, the Medina family.
    Paul, you took care of my cousin, with love and care, just like you promised. And I’ll never forget your wedding reception when both families where laughing and dancing together. I had so much fun. We all enjoyed meeting your relatives. You did more than I expected from you Paul. You ended up a great father and husband and a good fun loving cousin. I was so happy to see you 2 months before you went to Heaven. We took a great picture together too❤️🙏🏽You are no longer hurting and you will be in Heaven. In our Hearts forever. Daffy😊🥰😢👊🏽😎✌🏽❤️🙏🏽

  • Ellen and Ron says:

    My sympathy to the Kistler family. Paul will be missed and we have many memories with Paul and Corrina. So many dinners, conversations and laughs. I miss all of that an more. Paul would always lite up when he spoke of you and the joy his family brought to him. You, Corrina, complemented each other. He will always be remembered as a kind and loving person. Paul was truly a family man, a good friend and we will miss him. We are here for you if you need anything during this difficult time. Love to you and your family.

  • Sean Tyree says:

    Paul- you were the epitome of what it was to be a true friend. It was an honor and privilege to work alongside you for 20 plus years. In that time, I got to witness professionalism at its finest. We shared in the joy of becoming grandparents numerous times and having a new perspective to what was truly important in life. It’s said that it’s the small things that mean the most. I will never forget you taking the time to go out of your way to pick me up in the middle of the night when I had car troubles. Or simply stopping by to see how me and the family were doing. But what I remember most, was the picture you had of your wife mounted in your truck for all to see. And the pride you took in being her husband. RIP my friend and see you on the other side. Sean Tyree

  • Paul Turner says:

    Dear Paul So sad to hear of your passing, you fought that disease all the way to the end.. You will be missed so much, I sure enjoyed working next to you all these years, your where a true friend at work and off. We enjoyed going out to Breakfast, I enjoyed bringing you and your family goodies from our garden and fruit from our tree. I always asked you for advice on gardening etc. and you always had an answer on what to do. May you RIP pain free Love you Brother

  • Lauren Kistler says:

    Uncle Paul,
    I love you so much and I treasure the times we spent together. You taught me about baseball (go Giants!) and a few bbq fundamentals. You were so supportive during hard times and I’ll never forget you telling 6th grade me, “it’s ok, everyone has big feet and chicken legs, you’ll grow into them”. I didn’t grow into them for about 10 more years, but it made me feel a lot better and stop caring so much. Family gatherings will be about 250 decibels more quiet now. I love you Uncle Paul.

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